CAI WenbinPhysical Chemistry, Professor

Office Location: Room A2014, Chemistry Building, Department of Chemistry, Fudan University 2005 Songhu Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai 200438, China
Tel: 86-21-31244050
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  • Research Interests

  • Academic Appointments

  • Prizes and awards

  • Biography

  • Teaching

  • Key Publications

  • Surface Electrochemistry

  • Spectro-electrochemistry

  • Electrocatalysis

  • 2003, Excellent Oversea Returned Scholar Award from Shanghai Municipality.

  • 2004, Second Class Prize for Advancement of Science & Technology from MOE

  • 2004, New Century Excellent Talent Program awardee from MOE

  • Bachelor degree from Shangai Univeristy of Science & Techgranology, (1989)

  • Master degree from Shangai Univeristy of Science & Techgranology, (1992)

  • PhD degree from Fudan University (1995)

  • Postdoctor, Xiamen Univeristy (July 1995 to July 1997)

  • COE research fellow, Hokkaido University (August 1997 to March 1999)

  • Postdoctoral research associate, Case Western Reserve University (June 1999 to June 2002)

  • Professor, Fudan University, (since July 2002)

  • Physical Chemistry (III), Analytical Electrochemistry, Topics of Modern Chemistry-Techniques, Chemistry Specialty English

  1. Kun Jiang, Ke Xu, Shouzhong Zou, and Wen-Bin Cai*, B-doped Pd Catalyst: Boosting Room-Temperature Hydrogen Production from Formic Acid-Formate Solutions, J. Am. Chem. Soc.,2014, 136, 4861-4864.

  2. Yao-Yue Yang, Jie Ren, Qiao-Xia Li, Zhi-You Zhou,*, Shi-Gang Sun, and Wen-Bin Cai*, Electrocatalysis of Ethanol on a Pd Electrode in Alkaline Media: An in Situ Attenuated Total Reflection Surface-Enhanced Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy Study, ACS Catal. 2014, 4, 798−803. Selected as ACS Editors' Choice.

  3. Yang, Y. Y.; Ren, J.; Zhag, H. X.; Zhou, Z. Y.*; Sun, S. G.; Cai, W. B.*, Infrared spectroelectrochemical study of dissociation & oxidation of methanol at a palladium electrode in alkaline solution. Langmuir 2013,29 (5), 1709-1716.

  4. Zhang, H. X.; Wang, H.; Re, Y. S.; Cai, W. B.*, Palladium nanocrystals bound by {110} or {100} facets: from one pot synthesis to electrochemistry. Chem. Commun. 2012,48 (67), 8362-8364.

  5.  Wang, J. Y.; Zhang, H. X.; Jiang, K.; Cai, W. B.*, From HCOOH to CO at Pd electrodes: A surface-enhanced infrared spectroscopy study. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011,133 (38), 14876-14879.

  6. Zhang, H. X.; Wang, C.; Wang, J. Y.; Zhai, J. J.; Cai, W. B.*, Carbon-Supported Pd-Pt Nanoalloy with Low Pt Content & Superior Catalysis for Formic Acid Electro-oxidation. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010,114 (14), 6446-6451.

  7. Wang, R. Y.; Wang, C.; Cai, W. B.*; Ding, Y.*, Ultralow-Platinum-Loading High-Performance Nanoporous Electrocatalysts with Nanoengineered Surface Structures. Adv. Mater. 2010,22 (16), 1845-1848.

  8.  Peng, B.; Wang, H. F.; Liu, Z. P.*; Cai, W. B.*, Combined Surface-Enhanced Infrared Spectroscopy & First-Principles Study on Electro-Oxidation of Formic Acid at Sb-Modified Pt Electrodes. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010,114 (7), 3102-3107.

  9.  Wang, J. Y.; Kang, Y. Y.; Yang, H.; Cai, W. B.*, Boron-Doped Palladium Nanoparticles on Carbon Black as a Superior Catalyst for Formic Acid Electro-oxidation. J. Phys. Chem. C 2009,113 (19), 8366-8372.

  10.  Xue, X. K.; Wang, J. Y.; Li, Q. X.; Yan, Y. G.; Liu, J. H.*; Cai, W. B.*, Practically modified attenuated total reflection surface-enhanced IR absorption spectroscopy for high-quality frequency-extended detection of surface species at electrodes. Anal. Chem. 2008, 80 (1), 166-171.

  11. Yan, Y. G.; Li, Q. X.; Huo, S. J.; Ma, M.; Cai, W. B.*; Osawa, M., Ubiquitous strategy for probing ATR surface-enhanced infrared absorption at platinum group metal-electrolyte interfaces. J. Phys. Chem. B 2005,109 (16), 7900-7906.

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